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Searching for the Perfect Beat

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Searching for the Perfect Beat




In Memory of Maurice White Mix

I avoided the really obvious hits that you can hear everywhere and went for my personal faves, and a solid dose of the music that went on to shape the unique sound of Earth Wind and Fire from his early years working with two great mentors to him, Ramsey Lewis and Charles Stepney. I got so much pleasure recording this – I hope you enjoy as much as I did!

Goldie Words & Music

Gilles sits down with UK drum and bass pioneer Goldie, to talk about his life in music. Having been at the forefront of Drum and Bass for two decades, Goldie is back with new material. As well as the music that has helped him make his name, Goldie and Gilles discuss everything, from his breakbeat inspirations, telling the stories of his early days as a graffiti artist, through the history of Metalheadz to the current state of his scene.

Otis Brown iii Words & Music

Blue Note recording artist and jazz drummer Otis Brown iii swung by the Brownswood Basement back in May, and discussed his background including fellow New School graduates Bilal and Robert Glasper, and his links to legends like the most recorded drummer in history Bernard Purdie and Donald Byrd. Plus, Otis discusses his favourite drummers of all time, and the process behind his debut album from 2014, 'The Thought of You'.

LV Words & Music

Ahead of their live show at St Pancras Old Church, here's a chat I had with the two boys from LV, Will and Simon, discussing their beginnings, their D&B period, linking up with Keysound and Hyperdub, working with Joshua Idehen, Omkalumkoolkat, and the new project featuring Armenian pianist, Tigran Hamasyan. Ancient Mechanisms’ is the fourth album by globetrotting London production duo LV. It traces a train of thought that was sparked by a live session with Tigran Hamasyan back in 2012: two...

Yosi Horikawa & Daisuke Tanabe - Japan Night at Worldwide Festival

As part of Worldwide Festival 2015, Wednesday was Japan Night, showcasing the best of Japanese talent and culture. Part of the program involved beat-makers Yosi Horikawa and Daisuke Tanabe exploring Sete and the surrounding areas, collecting field recordings to use as the backbone of a specially produced track, shaped by the locality. The amazing outcome was ‘Song For Remy’ which the premiered at the Theatre De La Mer before their performances, and so the next day Gilles swung by the guys’...

Jon Hassell Words & Music

Last week Gilles had the legendary trumpet player and electronic music pioneer, Jon Hassell pass by the Brownswood Basement. Jon was a close collaborator with David Byrne and Brian Eno, famed for his 'fourth world' sound which in the 1970s and 80s was unique in merging third world tradition with first world technology. During a hour of words and music, Jon honestly and thought-provokingly discusses that Talking Heads period and some of the regrets he has from that time, as well as touching...

Trevor Jackson Words & Music

Ahead of his forthcoming ‘FORMAT’ album, dropping May 18th on The Vinyl Factory, Trevor Jackson came by the Brownswood Basement for an in-depth chat with Gilles. A decade in the making, Trevor discusses how ‘FORMAT’ came about, his graphic design career, growing up as the London club scene emerged, his role in Output, releasing early Four Tet and LCD Soundsystem, right through to talking about the state of club-culture today, and some exciting future projects. Raze – Break 4 Love...

Chaka Khan Words And Music

Gilles interviews Chaka Khan. Chaka's career has spanned four decades, beginning in the 1970s as the front woman and focal point of the funk band Rufus. Often dubbed the Queen of Funk, Khan has won ten Grammys and has sold an estimated 70 million records worldwide. In this rare interview Gilles talks in depth to the Queen of Funk about her back catalogue and her eventful life in music.

Strata-East // Charles Tolliver In Conversation

Ahead of the Barbican Centre show, Gilles met the man behind the seminal Strata-East jazz record label, Charles Tolliver for an in-depth chat. They discuss Charles' beginnings, moving to NYC, the ethos behind the label, working with legendary musicians such as Jackie McLean, Max Roach and Horace Silver, as well as releasing Gil Scott Heron's 'The Bottle'. Tracklist: Charles Tolliver - Prayer For Peace Jackie McLean - It's Time Jackie McLean - Revillot Jackie McLean - Truth Booker Irvine -...

George Clinton In Conversation

Last summer, P Funk legend and Parliament/Funkadelic founder, George Clinton passed through the Brownswood Basement, to chat with Gilles about his phenomenal career.

Terry Farley In Conversation

At the end of last year, London Acid House legend Terry Farley swung by the Brownswood Basement for a chat with Gilles, discussing his 'Acid' compilation series, which dig deep into Chicago house and deep house from the mid to late 1980s. Terry also discusses his role in the seminal club night, Shoom, the Boy's Own fanzine he ran with Andrew Weatherall, and the Junior Boy's Own label which birthed Chemical Brothers, Underworld, and many more. Plus, Terry discusses London in the 1970s and...

Caribou 7 inch Vinyl Mix & Chat

Last week Dan Snaith aka Caribou swung by the Brownswood Basement for a mix and a chat, discussing his 30 minute mix of 7inch records, as well as the success of the album and his upcoming tour!

Gilles Peterson Worldwide – Vol.01, No.11 – With Joe Davis of Far Out Recordings

Download HERE 1 – arthur verucai – sucari 2 – antonio adolfo – bola da vez 3 – zeep – super 4 – binario – jazz hole 5 – trouble man – have a good time 6 – … Continue reading →

Worldwide Awards 2015 Footpatrol Track of the Year Podcast

Following an incredibly successful partnership for the Worldwide Awards Afterparty last year, Footpatrol and Gilles Peterson Worldwide are back again for the main awards event and to present the “The Footpatrol Track of the Year Award” for 2015. The Track of the Year award has previously been bestowed on Lone for “Airlow Fires”, Andrew Ashong & Theo Parrish for “Flowers” and Jamie XX’s tight remix of Adele’s “Rollin In the Deep” - there is a public vote to decide the winner worthy of “The...

Horace Silver // Tribute Mix

In memory of the late, great Horace Silver Gilles pays tribute with a mix. Continue reading →

GPWW Presents Neneh Cherry // Blank Project

Neneh Cherry came over to the Brownswood Basement and we grabbed her for a chat. Continue reading →

Worldwide Awards 2014 Preview Podcast

Preview Podcast from the Worldwide Awards 2014, from February. Continue reading →

GPWW presents Cashmere Cat

Cashmere Cat drops by to bless the Brownswood Basement with an exclusive DJ mix. Continue reading →

GPWW presents Fortuna Records

Zack (Fortuna Records) lays down an all vinyl selection of Middle Eastern gems. Continue reading →

GPWW presents Atjazz & Karizma aka Exist

Atjazz and Karizma dropped by last week for a very special b2b mix in the basement. Continue reading →